The JDRF has been a leader in diabetes research and continues to make progress towards a cure. More than any other time in history is that possibility becoming closer to a reality. Through the artificial pancreas project and beta cell transplantation, a cure for diabetes may be on the horizon.
Better communication with your health care professionals begins when you are proactive about your health. Use the My Medic Info USB to keep your medications, allergies, medical conditions and professional contacts up to date. Print out the file and take the paper copy with you to your appointments. Confirm with your health care professionals that you are taking your medication correctly.
Wear the USB around your neck when driving or traveling. If you are in an accident and are unable to speak for yourself, a first responder who is trained to look for medic alert devices and jewelry will recognize the symbol and insert the USB into their laptop. Even if you are alert after an accident, you may not remember the names of your medications nor the strengths of them, especially if you are in a state of shock from the accident. It is not unusual for people to be confused or have memory problems right after an accident. More than just a good idea, the benefit of the My Medic Info USB becomes obvious, it may help save your life or the life of someone you love.